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Don’t Sell Your Birthright

Key Verse

“And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.” Genesis 25:31

Text — Genesis 25: 29- 34


Esau and Jacob were twin brothers. Esau, being the eldeer son of Isaac should have inherited the blessings meant for the first born but he was greedy and carefree. One day, he came home very tired and hungry. He was so famished that he could give anything to have a plate of food. Jacob had prepared some steaming hot, delicious pottage. Esau asked if he could have some, but Jacob told him he would give him if he agreed to sell his birthright to him. He foolishly agreed without thinking about the possible consequences.

Many boys and girls today also despise their salvation, godly teachings and trainings, chastity, Christian dressing, character and attitude and get carried away by the influence of friends to get involved in immorality, worldly dressing, uncontrolled appetite, lack of self-control and negative attitudes. Esau later became more like a servant to Jacob as he lost his godly inheritance – Birthright. He cried bitterly later to have it back, but it was too late. Beware and never you sell your birthright – salvation, sanctification and Christian lifestyles. Eternal inheritance awaits you.

Further Reading

Hebrews 12:16,17

Prayer for today

Lord, give me courage to stand up and defend my godly heritage.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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